National Guard Personnel Join CBP in Del Rio
DEL RIO, Texas — The U.S. Border Patrol’s Del Rio Sector is benefiting from National Guard deployment as part of Operation Guardian Support.
“This week National Guard personnel began working at various locations throughout Del Rio Sector,” said Felix Chavez, Chief Patrol Agent, Del Rio Sector. “Operation Guardian Support has allowed National Guard personnel to fill support roles, allowing us to send badges back to the border.”
National Guard personnel are assigned to various stations throughout the sector. They serve in support roles such as administration and training, which allows more Border Patrol agents to return to their primary law enforcement duties. National Guard personnel deployed for Operation Guardian Support are not be armed and do not engage in enforcement operations in the field.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.